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: Play School

Ideas Day. Today's story is
' The Twelve Days of Christmas '

: Closedown

: Christmas on 2

A look at some of the programmes over the Christmas holiday.

: The Edwin Hawkins Singers

A recording of their concert for the Lanchester Arts Festival from Coventry Cathedral earlier this year. from Coventry Cathedral Soloists EDWIN HAWKINS
Television production by JOHN STREET


Soloists: Edwin Hawkins
Soloists: Shirley Miller
Soloists: Elaine Kelly
Production By: John Street

: Heaven Knows, Mr Allison

Deborah Kerr , Robert Mitchum
A hard-bitten us Marine is washed ashore on a small Pacific island and finds it inhabited, not by the Japanese but by a young nun.
Directed by JOHN HUSTON
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15)


Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Robert Mitchum
Directed By: John Huston
Sister Angela: Deborah Kerr
Mr Allison: Robert Mitchum

: Newsroom

with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight Weather


Unknown: Peter Woods

: Oisin

In a fifth-century confrontation St Patrick is said to have asked Oisin -hero of ancient Irish mythology to mortify himself and prepare for the next world. But Oisin, aged poet and playboy of the pagan world, continued to launch into a lyrical and sometimes comic exultation of the beauties and pleasures of this world.
Produced by VIVIAN CAREY AND PATRICK CAREY Directed and photographed by PATRICK CAREY


Produced By: Vivian Carey
Produced By: Patrick Carey
Unknown: Patrick Carey

: Choir Practice

A musical play by ELWYN JONES and JOHN LLOYD , from the original play by CLIFF GORDON and featuring
The Lloyds:
The Davies: and Music Associate, and Choir conducted by OWAIN ARWEL HUGHES
Musical Director, and special arrangements by PETER KNIGHT Designer STUART WALKER
(Jessie Evans is in ' Canterbury Tales ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Play By: Elwyn Jones
Play By: John Lloyd
Play By: Cliff Gordon
Unknown: Peter Knight
Designer: Stuart Walker
Producer: James Gilbert
Producer: Jessie Evans
Geraint: Glyn Houston
Cliff: Richard Davies
Saunders the Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Bessie the Milk: Jessie Evans
Mr Lloyd: Talfryn Thomas
Mrs Lloyd: Dorothea Phillips
Hywel: Nicholas Jones
Dai: Hubert Rees
Mr Davies: Islwyn Morris
Mrs Davies: Margaret John
Bronwen: Beth Morris
Owen: Jack Walters
WlHiam: Charles Williams
Landlord: John Garvin
Trumpeter: Brychan Powell

: Mantovani and his Concert Orchestra

leader DAVID MCCALLUM in a Christmas Eve programme and featuring Keith Michell THE ROY GUNSON DANCERS
Choreographer ROY GUNSON Designer DAVID CHANDLER Production JOHN STREET
(Your Mantovani Special: page 5)


Leader: David McCallum
Unknown: Keith Michell
Unknown: Roy Gunson
Designer: David Chandler

: An Evening with Sir John Betjeman

His choice of poetry and prose with Prunella Scales
Given before an invited audience at the Collegiate Theatre, London


Unknown: Prunella Scales
Designer: Ian Rawnsley
Producer: John Furness

: News on 2

and Weather

: Double Bill: Ingrid Bergman in Under Capricorn

The first of two films featuring one of the cinema's greatest actresses: starring
Ingrid Bergman , Joseph Cotten with Michael Wilding Margaret Leighton
Samson Flusky , a one-time stable boy, is now a successful business-man but his aristocratic wife finds her way of life threatened by the arrival of the Hon Charles Adare.
(Holiday Films: pages 13 and 15) (Ingrid Bergman stars in Anastasia: next Thursday BBC2 at 12.0 midnight)


Unknown: Ingrid Bergman
Unknown: Joseph Cotten
Unknown: Michael Wilding
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: Samson Flusky
Unknown: Charles Adare.
Directed By: Alfred Hitchcock
Produced By: Sidney Bernstein
Produced By: Ingrid Bergman
Lady Henrietta Flusky: Ingrid Bergman
Samson Flusky: Joseph Cotten
The Hon Charles Adare: Michael Wilding
Miss Milly: Margaret Leighton
Flusky's Secretary: Jack Watling
The Governor: Cecil Parker
The Attorney General: Denis O'Dea

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